Full, Unedited Vid of Great White/Rhode Isld "Station" Nightclub Fire: Shits Intense

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  1. 2Manboobs

    2Manboobs New Member Banned User

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    Sadly, watching this doesn't do much to restore my faith in mans ability to not be stupid:

    * Arena style pyrotechnics in a 300-person maximum occupancy nightclub (brilliant !!!!)
    * Experiencing a literal body-blockade of people at the main entrance, making it so no one can get out (how the fuck does that happen???)
    * Of the people that do squeeze out the front entrance, most walk away twiddling their thumbs as if there weren't another 200 people that still needed assistance getting the fuck out.

    Watching this gave me a full on flash back to the 1986 Run-DMC concert I was working at, and the helpless feeling I recall having that there was no way to get out of an arena full of 18,000 fighting Boons & Beans.

    [video=youtube;Jae1fglq-9g]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jae1fglq-9g[/video]


    :tears2::tears2:
     
  2. Stew Nod

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    FIST!

    People suck FTR
     
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    Seen it.

    Can NOT watch again :bigcry:
     
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    How do people with fully functioning extremities get bottle-necked in a regular sized double-doorway to the point that no one can move??? ...Mind boggling
     
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    holy shit....

    I still see bands in clubs like that. Can't even imagine
     
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    Pure panic and fear and something I never wanna see or be near :nocheer:
     
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    2 things boobs


    1..you're dead on with this comment:most walk away twiddling their thumbs as if there weren't another 200 people that still needed assistance getting the fuck out.

    People are fucking oblivious to anything outside their small sphere..yer on yer own niggas


    2...where were the fucking cops...or whoever was in control...yelling, alerting people to get the fukc out....run them out , beat then, create a stampede to the exit....better than everyone sitting there...any way you can...fire = GTFO

    LOL, white people are so soft and sheltered they dont even know it
     
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    I went to those types of live-music clubs regularly back in my 20's... They were always packed in like sardines, and everyone there was "lit" like a candle ..But even then, I remember being mindful of where the different exits were, just in case
     
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    From the time the fire alarm went off, it seemed like quite awhile before you heard the first sirens ... I'm not real familiar with the layout in that part of the country. But, here in Cali, you're never more than 3-4 minutes from any fire station
     
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    Around here, most small towns like that one are volunteer, so by the time the calls come in, dispatched, and then they get to the firehouse to get the trucks, it could be what seems like forever.
     
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    Crazy that a business like that, holding those sorts of events wasn't required, either when the building was going up, or later by newer ordinance didn't have to retrofit in a sprinkler system. Or at least I didn't see one go off at all during the video. A sprinkler system may not have stopped the fire altogether, but pumping several hundred gallons of water in a hurry would probably have kept the thing manageable and let everyone out.
     
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    I saw that when I was visiting family in Pittsburgh. There was a car fire, I was near the firehouse, somebody set the alarm off at the firehouse. The alarm was going off forever. I finally asked somebody why the fireman had not left the firehouse. They said the alarm going off was to alert the volunteers in the area to get to the firehouse so they could go out and fight the fire. Takes forever yeah
     
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    could you imagine going out at a great white concert......who in the fuck goes to a great white show....

    darwin + great white pyro guy = well ya know
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    fishrips is one huge idiot
     
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    Even from the start...You think it would have dawned (at some point) on the dude setting up the pyrotechnics to inquire whether or not there were any flammables within their range of display.... It just blows me away that no one stopped to think this all the way through ....Pure stupidity
     
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    i just did say you useless homo
     
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    This is an asinine statement.
     
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    They had a few decent songs back in the 80's.. Not enough for me to plop down money to go see them live...

    I bought this album back in 10th or 11th grade, and it was cool...Had two or three memorable songs on it

    [video=youtube;yQ7e9pL-v1U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ7e9pL-v1U[/video]
     
  20. gilaet

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    We're never more than 3-4 minutes from an asinine statement here.